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Water is in high demand during this summer's heat wave.
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Water is in high demand during this summer's heat wave.

By Natalie Neumann

A heat wave is sweeping the region and temperatures are expected to hit the triple digits today and tomorrow.

Greg Marchand is an Emergency Room Physician at Washington Hospital Center. He says people should stay inside, but if you need to venture outside use common sense and take extra precautions.

"Stay out of the direct heat. If you feel the need to exercise outside try to do so in the early morning and late evening hours. Stay well hydrated, drinking plenty of water," he says.

Marchand says caffienated or sugary drinks can be dehydrating.

Washingtonians are finding their own ways to keep cool.

Gil Pimentel says he’s a big Diet Coke drinker, but with the heat, water is hitting the spot. He also has some other tips.

"If you’re going to beat the heat there is nothing better than a nice cool, linen shirt and a mixed fruit smoothie. That’s my formula," he says.

For those without air-conditioning, cooling centers are set up across D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.

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